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Paul Caneiro Pleads Not Guilty, Will Remain In Custody

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Paul Caneiro pleaded not guilty to murdering his brother Keith, sister-in-law Jennifer, nephew Jesse and niece Sophia in Monmouth County Superior Court this morning.

Through his attorneys, Robert Honecker and Mitchell Ansell of Ansell, Grimm and Aaron, Caneiro stipulated that the State has probable cause to detain him through trial and he waived his right to a detention hearing,  He did not contest the prosecution’s motion to keep him in custody through the completion of his trial.

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Posted: November 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Paul Caneiro Pleads Not Guilty, Will Remain In Custody

Former Prosecutor is defending accused arsonist

Paul Caneiro

Former Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Robert Honecker told CNN that he is defending Paul Caneiro, the Ocean Township man accused of setting his home on fire on Tuesday morning while his wife and two adult daughters were in the house.

Honecker said that his client is innocent of the Aggravated Arson charges filed against him and any other charges yet to be filed.

“My client maintains his innocence on this charge and any other potential charges,” Caneiro’s attorney Robert Honecker told CNN. “His family fully support his defense of this charge. No evidence has been produced that suggests a reason why he would engage in such conduct. He fully expects to be vindicated when this case finally resolves.”

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Posted: November 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Guadagno to lead 200 Club of Monmouth County

Robert A. Honecker Jr, Kim Guadagno, Benjamin Lucarelli and Manasquan Mayor Ed Donovan take the Oath of Office issued by M. Claire French

Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno was sworn in as the president of the Monmouth County 200 Club last night at the non-profit’s reorganization meeting at the Spring Lake Golf Club.

Founded in 1987 by area philanthropists, the Monmouth County 200 Club provides financial assistance to the families of first responders, police, firefighters, EMTS, first aid and others, who have been killed in the line of duty.

“The 200 Club of Monmouth County supports our women and men in uniform and their families when they need help the most,” said Guadagno. “I am proud of the work outgoing president Joe Thompson did, and I am excited about building on his efforts.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Guadagno to lead 200 Club of Monmouth County

Marlboro Camp Counselor Gets PTI For Sexting Charges

Matthew Kleinstein. Photo via FelicianAthletics.com

Matthew Kleinstein. Photo via FelicianAthletics.com

Freehold, NJ- Robert Honecker, Esq. smiled broadly as he left Judge Ronald Lee Reisner’s courtroom at 9:10 a.m. on Friday morning, followed closely by his client Matthew Kleinstein and the Kleinstein family.

Judge Reisner was not on the bench. A reporter sat in the last row of the courtroom with a perplexed look on her face. Kleinstein, the former Marlboro Camp Counselor who pleaded guilty in August to 4th degree Cyber Harassment after sending images of his penis to four 11-13 female campers in his care the previous summer, had his sentencing hearing outside of the presence of the media.

It is a rare occurrence that Court proceedings start promptly at 9 a.m. when so scheduled.  If you’re summoned to Court at 9 a.m. and bring an attorney, chances are pretty good that you’ll be paying for an hour or two of his/her time to work on other cases from his/her phone and/or laptop computer.

Judge Reisner started his calendar promptly on Friday morning.  Maybe even early.  He dealt with the Kleinstein matter and then apparently left the bench as approximately 30 other defendants patiently waited in the courtroom for their sentencing hearings.

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Posted: October 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime and Punishment, Marlboro, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments »

Marlboro Camp Counselor Pleads Guilty To Sexting With 4 Teen Campers

Civil suit alleges that Marlboro Recreation Department failed to supervise, protect children and attempted to cover up sexting incidents

Matthew Kleinstein

Matthew Kleinstein

Matthew Kleinstein, 20, of Marlboro Township, pleaded guilty to fourth degree Cyber Harassment on August 17, 2015 in Monmouth County Court.   Kleinstein had also been charged with 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Minor after he sent pictures of his genitals to four female campers, ages 11-13, via text message and SnapChat, during his employment as a Camp Counselor with the Marlboro Department of Recreation at Marlboro High School during the summer of 2014.

Kleinstein has applied for Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI).  He is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Ronald Lee Reisner on October 9th at 9 a.m, according to Charles Webster, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.  If accepted into the PTI program, Kleinstein will avoid serving jail time and have his criminal record expunged upon successfully completing the program.

A civil lawsuit filed by one of the victims and her guardian on September 18, 2015 alleges that Kleinstein’s father, Darrin Kleinstein, Vice Chairman of the Marlboro Recreation Advisory Committee, obstructed the investigation into his son’s actions by the Marlboro Recreation Department and the Marlboro Police Department.  The suit alleges that the elder Kleinstein contended that the allegations were false and manufactured with the intent of harassing his son.

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Posted: October 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments »

Howell man gets 4 years in prison after crash that killed friend

assetContentFREEHOLD – Jacob Cannizzaro could not hide his emotions, his grief or his remorse as he stood in front of his family and the family of his friend Mark Chilton on Friday afternoon. On June 14, 2013, Cannizzaro lost control of the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt he was driving on Fort Plains Road in Howell Township. The… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Howell, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Howell man gets 4 years in prison after crash that killed friend